PITMAN, N.J. – For the third consecutive week, three Wesley College football player were named New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Players of the Week for their performances in Wesley's 27-24 overtime victory over previously unbeaten Frostburg St.
Junior quarterback Khaaliq Burroughs earned NJAC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week. He completed 14-of-31 pass attempts for 244 yards and three touchdowns. He also contributed on the ground, rushing for 57 yards on 13 carries. In the first NJAC game of the year involving two nationally ranked teams, he engineered a game-tying drive late in the fourth quarter and the eventual game-winning drive in overtime. Burroughs currently leads the NJAC in pass efficiency (174.0).
Sophomore kicker/punter Nick Bruhn collected NJAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after going 2-of-2 on field goal attempts including a 26-yarder with 4:45 remaining in the fourth quarter to tie the game. With Wesley possessing the ball first in overtime, he connected on a 35-yard field goal which proved to be the game-winner. He also was a perfect 3-for-3 on extra point attempts while also handling the punting duties in the win. Bruhn currently ranks third in the NJAC in field goal percentage (.714).
Freshman defensive end Stefon Woodruff picked up NJAC Defensive Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season and the second consecutive week. In just the fifth game of his collegiate career, he tallied six tackles, including a half tackle for a loss. Woodruff, who has secured at least a half tackle for a loss in each of Wesley's five games this season, currently ranks tied for fifth in the NJAC in total tackles for a loss (9.0).
The Wolverines (4-1, 4-0 NJAC) will return to Dover next Saturday when they host the Kean Cougars for Wesley's annual Homecoming game. Kickoff of the NJAC clash from Drass Field at Scott D. Miller is set for 1 p.m.